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Earth Day & Recycling Extravaganza April 22 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Join the Glen Ellyn Park District, Library, Environmental Commission and local businesses for a morning of activities celebrating Earth Day. The Annual Recycling Extravaganza will take place in the western half of the Duane/Lorraine parking lot from 9:00am-1pm. In the eastern half of the parking lot, local vendors and groups will showcase their services and goods. Pick up some native plants or a rain barrel. At 10:00am, the Library will offer a presentation on native plants and children are invited to participate in earthy craft activities.

Event Location: Duane/Lorraine Parking Lot in Glen Ellyn

Schedule of Events


    • Annual Recycling Extravaganza
      View the full list of accepted items. Note: There is no electronics recycling this year.
    • Local Earth-Friendly Vendors & Groups
    • Live Acoustic Music (see Music Performer Schedule below)
    • Native Plant Sale
    • Rain Barrel Sale (pre-order for pick-up at the event here)
    • Help Paint a Mural for Glen Ellyn’s Sister City Market Francais
    • Volt on Display from Haggerty Chevrolet
    • Food & Drinks Available for Purchase
      Euro Crepes, Heavenly Hot Dogs, Javi’s Burritos, and Tea Canal and Coffee

10am-1pm: Drop-in Crafts for Kids with the Glen Ellyn Public Library
10am: “Native Plants for All Seasons” Presented by the Glen Ellyn Public Library
11-11:30am: Children’s Story Time with the Glen Ellyn Public Library

Music Performer Schedule

  • 9am-9:40am: Dave Glynn and Rich Van Ham of the Empty Can Band (Americana)
  • 9:45am-10:25am: Donna Herula (Blues)
  • 10:30am-11:10am: The GrassHoppers (Bluegrass)
  • 12:15am-12pm: Dean Milano (Folk)
  • 12:05pm-12:55pm: Ashley & Simpson (Folk)



April 22
9:00 am - 1:00 pm

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